Category Archives: Giveaways

jezzy belle’s giveaway winner!

Happy Galentine’s Day!

The winner of the Jezzy Belle’s Vintage giveaway is…


Congratulations, Elisa Marie!  Email me at mycartoonheart@gmail.com for your $25 gift certificate to Jezzy Belle’s!  Thanks to everyone who entered!

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i ♡ jezzy belle’s

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME AGAIN.

This time I have a $25.00 credit for my favorite Etsy vintage boutique, Jezzy Belle’s, up for grabs!

All you have to do is comment on this post!  Just say that you want to enter the giveaway, and I’ll draw a winner at random on February 13th — consider it a Galentine’s Day celebration, except instead of a throw pillow with your face and the newspaper headline from the day you were born on it, you might get an awesome twenty-five bucks to spend on vintage clothes and accessories.

My girl Deborah, who runs the shop, sent me this awesome leopard silk blouse to entice you:

I don’t actually wear a lot of vintage, which might result in me having my fashion blogger card revoked if my fashion blogger card hadn’t been lost in the mail (I mean, that’s the only reason I don’t have one, right?). It’s not that I don’t like vintage clothes — I do — but I’m in Southern California, where the thrift stores are picked over and the vintage stores are totally overpriced. I live all of two blocks from Long Beach’s famous* Retro Row, a whole strip of really cute vintage shops, but I’ve never been the type to spend a day scouring the racks for hidden treasure. Lack of patience, I guess. And lack of money (because anything worth buying from Retro Row is usually priced exorbitantly high). That’s why I like vintage shops on Etsy like Jezzy Belle’s — someone else has already done the work for me (I’m lazy and not particularly talented at spotting gems amongst crap), and things are generally priced way more fairly.

Like, I probably never would have caught this leopard-print silk blouse in a thrift store, but thank god someone (Deborah!) did, because it’s really cute.


I’m wearing it with a retro-style longline bra and a pin for my friends’ band Honey Badgers.  Also hot pink lipstick to match the hot pink pin, because I’m matchy like that.


Vintage blouse from Jezzy Belle’s, Mossimo for Target skinny jeans, Forever 21 belt, Rampage longline bra, Qupid velveteen loafers.

After a long search for the perfect hot pink lipstick that also costs less than $10, I finally hit on Cover Girl’s Lip Perfection in “Spellbound” (stupid name, cute color).  For some reason it doesn’t show up nearly as vibrant in photos as it does in person.  The webcam shot is much more true to life.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and enter the Jezzy Belle’s giveaway!  I’ll draw a winner at random and announce it on February 13th!

 

* Not famous.

giveaway winners!

You guys, thank you so much for sharing your new year’s resolutions with me!  Reading all your goals for the coming year is really inspiring.  You guys are so creative!  I wish all of you the best of luck in achieving everything you want to this year.  The two winners of the Letmenatalya jewelry prize packages are…

mslizot and Jeni!

I’m totally stealing a couple of mzlizot‘s for myself (finishing the shit I start and knocking off the constant unnecessary apologies are both things I should try to do this year too):

“I’m going to try to finish more than half of what I start, dye my hair blue, do a cross-country US road trip, learn to wink, and stop apologizing so much.”

And Jeni’s resolution, while specific to her own situation, resonates as a goal we should probably all think about making for ourselves, not just as a new year’s resolution but permanently — every day:

“In October, I found out I had a serious illness that may significantly shorten my life. My resolution is to start living like I mean it. Even before the diagnosis, 2011 was not a happy year. I’m doing things that make me happy – cooking up a storm, getting rid of fair-weather friends, maybe learning a musical instrument, falling in love (!), as cheesy as it sounds, just becoming the best me I can be, from here onwards.”

 

Jeni and mslizot, go ahead and email me your mailing addresses at mycartoonheart@gmail.com and I’ll send your packages out to you ASAP!  Best of luck on your goals this and every year!

And since all the resolutions you guys posted were so good, you all get a little treat. Natalya gave me a special coupon code for the Letmenatalya Etsy store — use the code CARTOONHEART at checkout and you’ll get 20% off your order!

Thanks, everyone, for participating, and thanks Natalya for the prize packages! 2012 is off to a good start so far, right?

make a goal, win some jewelry

It’s giveaway time.

This year you are gonna tell me what your resolutions for 2012 are and maybe win some really cute handmade jewelry from Letmenatalya!  I have two sweet little prize packages for you guys to kick off the new year with some new accessories.



To enter, just leave a comment here on this post telling me what your new year’s resolution is!  I’m looking for interesting, exciting, creative resolutions (because frankly I’m looking for some goals to piggyback on), so be as serious or as silly as you want.  Maybe you want to ride a motorcycle like Linda of Little Crazy Home, or maybe you’re going to stop peppering your conversations with the word “like” (which is not actually one of my resolutions but probably should be).  Maybe you just want to really nail the Axl Rose snake dance, which is a recurring resolution of mine every year.  Whatever you’re going to resolve to do, leave it in the comments and I’ll pick my two favorites to both co-opt and reward!

I’m going to leave the contest open for a week so we all get a little goal-setting grace period.  So you have until January 11th to get your resolutions in.  I’ll announce the winners on January 12th!

summertime nail polish giveaway winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my summertime nail polish giveaway!  I was stoked at how many people tweeted and commented, but of course there can only be one winner, and that winner is…


♥♥♥  Twitter user @vin_alyssa from Oregon!  ♥♥♥

Congratulations, Alyssa!  Email me your address at mycartoonheart@gmail.com whenever you get a chance and I’ll pop your polishes in the mail post haste!

Thanks again to everyone who entered. If you’re not Alyssa, don’t fret, I’ll hold more giveaways super soon!

summertime nail polish giveaway

I’m giving away two of the Cherimoya 2012 Cracked nail polishes I talked about yesterday!  The winner will get two super super summery shades, Trinity (lilac-pink) and Sungod (neon red-orange), plus an adjustable gunmetal faceted stud dome ring.  Check them out:






To enter, you just have to tweet “I love @mycartoonheart!”  (If you don’t have a Twitter, just leave a comment here on this post.)  I’ll number everyone who enters and draw a winner using RANDOM.org on Tuesday morning, so you have until then to declare your love and maybe win some sweet summer-ready polishes!